Past Graduate Courses

This list of prior courses is representative of the types of courses the Department of Physics & Astronomy offers in its evolving curricular programming.

Spring 2017

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorSchedule
171.606Quantum MechanicsD. KaplanTTh 10:30 - 11:45
171.622Condensed Matter PhysicsC. BroholmMW 3:00 - 4:15
171.625Exper Particle PhysicsM. SwartzMW 3:00 - 4:15
171.627Astrophysical DynamicsN. ZakamskaTTh 10:30 - 11:45
171.644Exoplanets and Planet FormationK. SchlaufmanMWF 9:00 - 9:50
171.697Astro-Particle PhysicsM. KamionkowskiMF 2:45 - 4:00
171.702Quantum Field Theory IIJ. KaplanTTh 1:30 - 2:45
171.703Advanced Statistical MechanicsR. LehenyTTh 12:00 - 1:15
171.732Elementary Particle PhysicsM. SwartzMF 1:00 - 2:15
171.752Black Hole AstrophysicsJ. KrolikMF 1:00 - 2:15
171.755Fourier OpticsProfs. Allen & SivaramakrishnanTh 1:30 - 3:30
171.783Adv Particle Physics I. BahWF 3:00 - 4:15
172.601Department ColloquiumT. HeckmanTh 2:30 - 5:00
172.632Physics SeminarStaffT 12:00 - 12:50
172.699Planets, Life, and the UniverseC. NormanF 1:30 - 2:45
172.732CAS Research SeminarS. McCandlissT 4:00 - 5:00
172.752Elementary Particle Physics SeminarP. MaksimovicW 1:30 - 2:50
172.754Advanced Particle Theory SeminarJ. KaplanW 1:30 - 2:50
172.764Condensed Matter PhysicsP. ArmitageW 12:00 - 1:30
Fall 2016

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorSchedule
171.603Electromagnetic TheoryJ. KrolikMF 1:30 - 2:45
171.605Quantum MechanicsM. KamionkowskiTTh 10:30 - 11:45
171.612Interstellar MediumD. NeufeldTTh 9:00 - 10:15
171.613Radiative AstrophysicsT. MarriageMW 1:30 - 2:45
171.618Observational AstronomyB. MénardMWF 11:00 - 11:50
171.621Condensed Matter PhysicsTBDMW 3:00 - 4:15
171.629First Year ResearchStaff
171.641Second Year ResearchStaff
171.701Quantum Field TheoryJ. KaplanTTh 1:30 - 2:45
171.750CosmologyC. BennettTTh 10:30 - 11:45
171.762Advanced Condensed MatterO. TchernyshyovMF 1:30 - 2:45
171.784Advanced Quantum Field TheoryD. KaplanWF 1:30 - 2:45
172.203Contemporary Physics SeminarN. DrichkoT 1:30 - 2:20
172.601Department ColloquiumStaffTh 2:30 - 5:00
172.633Language of AstrophysicsD. NeufeldW 12:00 - 12:50
172.751Elemen Particle Phys SeminarA. GritsanW 1:30 - 3:00
172.753Adv Particle Theory SeminarJ. KaplanW 1:30 - 3:00
172.763Condensed Matter Phys SeminarP. ArmitageW 12:00 - 1:30
Spring 2016

Course #Course NameInstructorSchedule
AS.171.606Quantum MechanicsM. KamionkowskiF 12:00PM - 12:50PM, TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
AS.173.608 (2)Advanced LabT. Marriage(1) M 1:30PM - 4:20PM, (2) M 10:00AM - 12:50PM
AS.171.610Numerical Methods-PhysicsC. NormanTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PM
AS.171.611Stellar Structure & EvolutionD. NeufeldTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
AS.171.622Condensed Matter PhysicsC. BroholmMW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
AS.171.625Experimental Particle PhysicsB. BlumenfeldMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
AS.171.630First Year ResearchP. Maksimovic
AS.172.632Physics SeminarStaffT 12:00PM - 12:50PM
AS.171.642Second Year ResearchP. Maksimovic
AS.171.646General RelativityD. KaplanMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
AS.172.699Planets, Life, and the Universe SeminarJ. Diruggiero, B. Garcia-Moreno, N. Levin, C. Norman, S. Olsen, D. SverjenskyF 1:30PM - 2:45PM
AS.171.702Quantum Field Theory IIJ. KaplanTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
AS.171.703Advanced Statistical MechanicsR. LehenyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
AS.172.722Hot Topics in Astrophysics SeminarC. NormanM 4:00PM - 4:50PM
AS.172.732CAS Research SeminarS. McCandliss
AS.171.732Elementary Particle PhysicsM. SwartzMF 1:00PM - 2:15PM
AS.172.735Galaxies Journal ClubStaffF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
AS.172.752Elementary Particle Physics SeminarP. MaksimovicW 1:30PM - 2:50PM
AS.172.754Advanced Particle Theory SeminarJ. KaplanW 1:30PM - 2:50PM
AS.172.764Condensed Matter SeminarP. ArmitageW 12:00PM - 1:30PM
AS.171.802Independent ResearchStaff
Fall 2015

Course #Course nameProfessorSchedule
AS.171.603Electromagnetic TheoryKrolikMF 1:30PM - 2:45PM
AS.171.605Quantum MechanicsKamionkowskiTTh 10:30AM - 11:45PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
AS.171.612Interstellar Medium and Astrophysical Fluid DynamicsNormanTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM, T 12:00PM - 12:50PM
AS.171.613Radiative AstrophysicsNeufeldMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
AS.171.621Condensed Matter PhysicsTurnerMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
AS.171.629First Year ResearchStaff
AS.171.641Second Year ResearchStaff
AS.171.699Planets, Life and the UniverseNormanMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
AS.171.701Quantum Field TheoryJ. KaplanTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
AS.171.704Phase Transitions and Critical PhenomenaTchernyshyovMT 4:30PM - 5:45PM
AS.171.783Advanced Particle TheoryD. KaplanWF 3:00PM - 4:15PM
AS.172.601Department ColloquiumStaffTh 2:30PM - 5:00PM
AS.172.633Language of AstrophysicsNeufeldW 12:00PM - 12:50PM
AS.172.722Hot Topics in AstrophysicsNormanM 4:00PM - 4:50PM
AS.172.751Elementary Particle Physics SeminarGritsanW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
AS.172.753Advanced Particle Theory SeminarJ. KaplanW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
AS.172.763Condensed Matter Physics SeminarArmitageW 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Spring 2015

  • 172.606 Quantum Mechanics (Markovic)
  • 171.610 Numerical Methods for Physicists (Norman)
  • 171.611 Stellar Structure & Evolution (Neufeld)
  • 171.612 Interstellar Medium (Norman)
  • 171.622 Condensed Matter Physics (Staff)
  • 171.625 Experimental Particle Physics (Swartz)
  • 171.627 Astrophysical Dynamics (Wyse)
  • 171.672 Introduction Plasma Physics (Finkenthal)
  • 171.702 Quantum Field Theory II (J. Kaplan)
  • 171.703 Advanced Statistical Mechanics (Turner)
  • 171.755 Fourier Optics (Allen & Sivaramakrishnan)
Fall 2014

  • 172.601 Department Colloquium (Staff)
  • 171.603 Electromagnetic Theory (Ménard)
  • 171.605 Quantum Mechanics (Kamionkowski)
  • 171.612 Interstellar Medium (Norman)
  • 171.613 Radiative Astrophysics (Neufeld)
  • 171.621 Condensed Matter Physics (Markovic) 171.621 syllabus
  • 172.633 Language of Astrophysics (Wyse)
  • 171.701 Quantum Field Theory I (J. Kaplan)
  • 172.731 CAS Research Seminar (McCandliss)
  • 172.735 Galaxies Journal Club Seminar (Heckman)
  • 171.750 Cosmology [Course page on Blackboard] (Bennett)
  • 171.751 Neutron Scattering and Quantum Condensed Matter Physics (Broholm)
  • 172.751 Elementary Particle Physics Seminar (Staff)
  • 172.753 Advanced Particle Theory Seminar (J. Kaplan)
  • 172.763 Condensed Matter Physics Seminar (Staff)
Spring 2014